So fucked up.
To be clear, a major part of this is that there are very limited avenues to pursue stunt work generally, and those are heavily guarded by a word of mouth network of white men and, more recently, white women. Before anyone talks about the perceived ease of East Asian stunt performers, keep in mind that at least in the US, the vast majority are contracted because of specific proficiency and often as silent fodder for white heroes.
That aside, there are plenty of talented performers who lack only the formal guidance to be *safe* and *recognized* stunt actors. There was just a guardian(?) article profiling some of the Black Women breaking into the UK stunt scene.
(Previously Gotham was called out for using white stunt doubles for jada pinkett-smith)
Here’s the Guardian article about black stuntwomen and larger problems with inequality in the industry.
found @ 23 likes ON 2019-02-13 03:23:03 BY ME.ME